But the desire to nurture is born from blinding selfishness and little or no empathic capacity.
I think there has to be an empathic strike between the reader and the protagonist.
Far from being simply a nice maternal luxury, this empathic trust is the lifeblood of trade.
The writing is, at turns, poignant, lively, empathic, and full of wit.
That's right—Assange turns out to be an empathic and talented listener, at least when he's hosting a TV show.
Had a virtually complete case of empathic paralysis when he came to us.
In the empathic paradigm, the subjectivity of the other is "assumed to be as whole and valid as that of the caregiver" (p. 68).
Gadow's contrasting paradigms, empathic and philanthropic, are relevant to this understanding.
But he did feel the wave of emotion that welled from her, impinging directly on his empathic sense.
And the mountain in question, seen from one double its height, will suggest the empathic activity of spreading itself out.